NEW: Spring Reading for Kids – Otis Grows Offers Adventure, Perspective, and Comfort
There are so many mean and scary things going on in the world, that always gets focused on via the news and internet. I always try to show my boys about all of the kindness and beauty that there is in the world too. That’s why I really liked this book. My boys liked it because of the pictures and the rhymes. But I liked it because of the message that it shows. This books helps kids see that even among all of the grief and madness in this world, people can succeed!
As much as we’d like to, there’s no way to completely shield our children from all change, conflict, and grief. The truth is, there’s so much beauty in the world often overshadowed by the “scary” that it’s more important than ever that we teach our kids how to confidently grow in the face of challenge.
In the beautifully crafted new children’s book Otis Grows by Kathryn Hast, we’re introduced to young Otis, a red onion who is forced to question his origin and allegiances—given that his mom, a yellow chicken, is part of the Nuh-Uhs, and his dad, a blue flower, stems from the Yes-Chums. Struggling to find answers, Otis runs away, only to encounter more colors and cultures than he could ever imagine. Rooted in the challenges of family conflict, this book appeals to any child – or adult – who knows that growing up can be tough, but that, ultimately, love and wonder will win.
Full of bright color and themes of growth and awakening, Otis Grows is a perfect addition to every family’s spring reading list.
About the author
Kathryn Hast has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in writing and a Master’s degree in Education. She is from York, Pennsylvania, and she lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and two children. She has one dog named after a Beatles song, and one that barks at the television. Otis Grows is her first published work of fiction, and her next book Batty Betty is forthcoming.
Learn more at www.lujubooks.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Kathryn’s Amazon Author Page.
Otis Grows can be purchased from www.lujubooks.com and Amazon.